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Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail to drum up support for Joe Biden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

The small turnout for Obama was in stark contrast to the huge audiences he once commanded during his two terms as U.S. president.

Biden is polling ahead of President Donald Trump in the battleground state of Pennsylvania that Trump narrowly won in 2016.

But you couldn't tell judging by the light turnout for Obama's speech. Normally, an Obama appearance attracted thousands of adoring supporters. But only about three dozen people turned up at a drive-in campaign rally to hear Obama speak in a Philly park.

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Afterwards, Obama strolled through the neighborhood with his Secret Service protection. He stopped to speak with a handful of Biden/Harris volunteers at a Voter activation Center (VAC).

There, he picked up a megaphone and spoke to the handful of volunteers, who didn't know what to make of the odd scene. The gaggle of reporters and photographers outnumbered the volunteers and onlookers.

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Obama is hoping to motivate young Americans and Black voters in the final stretch of the White House race. Polls show Black male voters are shifting away from the Democratic Party.

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President Donald Trump urged his loyal supporters to put their faith in God, not masks during a campaign stop in Greenville, NC on October 15.

The president, who recently recovered from Covid-19, urged his followers not to rely on face masks, which could potentially expose them to the coronavirus.

A recent study by the CDC found 74% of people who "always" wore face masks contracted the coronavirus.

"Masks, no masks... you can do all you want, but you know, you still need help from the boss," Trump said, as he pointed to the sky.

"Somebody said to me the other day, 'You're the most famous person in the world by far.' I said, 'No I'm not.' They said, 'Who's more famous?' I said, 'Jesus Christ.' I'm not taking any chances..."

Elsewhere in his speech, Trump promised to reopen schools and stop the leftist's "radical indoctrination" of school children.

"We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students and restore patriotic education to our schools. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history and always respect our great American flag. And we will live by the timeless words of our national motto, 'In God we trust,' and that won't be changed."

Trump received enthusiastic applause from huge crowds when he returned to North Carolina to speak at a rally in Gastonia on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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He was accompanied by conservative YouTube vloggers Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, aka Diamond and Silk, who led the crowd in chants of "Four more years!"

"Just want you all to know that we are the United States of America -- not China, but the United States of America," they told the crowd.

The North Carolina natives urged the crowd not to listen to the liberal news media, who they referred to as "the enemy of the people."

"People keep saying, "Oh my God, I feel like a slave," said Hardaway. "Well, if you are standing out here in this crowd..., you ain't never been no slave! You don't know nothing about slavery," she said, as the crowd cheered.

She added: "And anybody that feels like a slave, how about you stop voting like a slave and maybe you won't feel like one."

Watch Diamond and Silk's speech in Gastonia, NC below.
 

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President Donald J. Trump held a rally for hundreds of Black and brown supporters at the White House on Saturday, Oct. 10, in Washington, DC.

But rather than join his loyal supporters inside the White House as he normally would do, Trump spoke to them from the second-floor balcony of the Blue Room.

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Trump was given a clean bill of health by his doctor last week, after testing positive for Covid-19 on Oct. 1.

Conservative activist Candace Owens, who is one of Trump's most vocal supporters, is catching heat for reportedly paying Black people to attend the rally at the White House.

ABC News reported that Owens's BLEXIT group paid for some Black people to travel by plane to the event. Attendees were asked to bring a mask and to fill out a form acknowledging that BLEXIT would cover the costs, including a Covid-19 test.

Owens slammed ABC News for twisting the facts.

"We are not interested in participating in your obvious media angle here to slander/attack the president regarding COVID-19," Owens told ABC News, adding that the event was about "supporting law enforcement in minority communities."

According to EURweb.com, Black Twitter accused Owens of using Black people as paid "props" for "racist" Trump and endangering their lives.

"They're paying Black people to risk their lives as props for the COVID-infected racist president," former Clinton foreign policy spokesperson Jesse Lehrich tweeted.

"She should be held accountable if any of them get sick. You're flying people to be infected. And for what?" tweeted Elon James White, comedian, founder and editor in chief of This Week in Blackness.

Owens later admitted that a few Trump supporters "who asked for financial help" were provided with "travel stipends."

She then accused her critics of "mocking people who are struggling financially."

"Um... yes. We had a small group of attendees who asked for financial help to make the event so we secured travel stipends for them. Mocking people who are struggling financially is the weirdest, most elitist, Democrat flex— possibly ever," she tweeted in response to writer Jonathan Capehart's retweet of the ABC story.
 

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Kanye West's bizarre campaign stop in North Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday has his friends and the Kardashians very concerned for his mental stability, sources connected to the presidential candidate tell TMZ.

Wearing a black t-shirt under a tan armored vest and "2020" shaved into his hair, Kanye said Harriet Tubman didn't save the slaves and he criticized Planned Parenthood for killing millions of Black babies.

"My mom saved my life. My dad wanted to abort me," he said before breaking down in tears. "There would have been no Kanye West because my dad was too busy... I almost killed my daughter!"
 

Kanye also discussed abortion with his wife Kim Kardashian during her first pregnancy with daughter North West, saying he wanted the abortion.

He said Kim might divorce him for saying he wanted her to abort their first daughter, but even if she does, he'd thank her for delivering North anyway.

According to TMZ, "the family was shocked beyond words."

TMZ's sources say the Kardashians believe Kanye is in desperate need of mental help and is in the middle of a serious, bipolar episode, but he won't listen to them.

The Kardashians also believe Kanye not only hurt his political career but his businesses with his wild claim that abolitionist Harriet Tubman didn't free the slaves, she sent them to work for white people.

TMZ claims the Kardashians are not at all concerned that Kanye's comments will adversely affect Kim's businesses. Their money is separate and her and Kanye's brands are distinctly different entities.

Kanye's announcement that he was running for president upset Democrats who accused him of conspiring with his pal, President Donald Trump, to siphon off Democratic votes from Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
 

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TikTok teenagers and K-Pop fans claimed responsibility for thousands of empty seats at President Donald Trump's first campaign rally in 3 months on Saturday night.

Trump is accustomed to speaking before packed arenas during his campaign rallies, but Saturday night's rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma was barely half full. The BOK Center has a 19,000-seat capacity.

The half-empty arena almost looked like a Beyonce and Jay-Z concert tour.

Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, had boasted on Twitter that the campaign received requests for more than 1 million tickets.

But reporters at the event on Saturday quickly noted the attendance was much lower than expected. Trump's campaign had events planned for the overflow crowd that was expected outside the arena. But the events were cancelled because there was no overflow crowd.

Within minutes after the rally ended, hundreds of teens took to TikTok to take responsibility for the embarrassing turnout.

The teenagers claimed they registered thousands of free tickets to the rally using their cellphones after @TeamTrump posted a tweet on June 11 asking supporters to register for free tickets.

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Fans of the Korean pop group BTS encouraged other teens to register for the rally -- and then not show up.

"It spread mostly through Alt TikTok — we kept it on the quiet side where people do pranks and a lot of activism," said YouTuber Elijah Daniel, 26. "K-pop Twitter and Alt TikTok have a good alliance where they spread information amongst each other very quickly. They all know the algorithms and how they can boost videos to get where they want."

Daniel said the teens deleted their posts so the news media wouldn't catch on to their plan and alert the Trump campaign.

"The majority of people who made them deleted them after the first day because we didn't want the Trump campaign to catch wind. These kids are smart and they thought of everything."

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All roads lead to Atlanta for the next Democratic presidential primary debate to be held at Tyler Perry's Studios on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

If you're not busy on Wednesday, WABE.com has complied a list of the public events that will take place on debate day, kicking off with the Democratic Debate PRO-LIFE Democrat Rally in front of Tyler Perry Studios on Nov. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.

In addition to a rally, numerous watch parties will be held throughout the city.

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Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak live during a conference, but the cost of admission is steep.
 

Watch parties around the city

2020 Presidential Debate Watch Party

7 p.m. at a location to be provided after ticket purchase

Host: Democratic Party of Georgia

Cost: $20
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Georgia is a Battleground State Debate Watch Party

7 to 11 p.m. at Georgia Beer Garden

Hosts: NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia, Millennials for Progress and Millennials for Abrams

Cost: Free

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Cobb Debate Watch Parties

7 to 11 p.m.

Locations: Three locations in Cobb County
Monticello in East Cobb
Taco Mac in West Cobb
Huey Luey's Mexican Kitchen & Margarita Bar in Acworth

Host: Cobb County Democratic Committee

Cost: $3

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Latinx Debate Watch Party

8 to 11 p.m.

Location: Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia

501 Pulliam Street, Suite 400

Atlanta, GA 30312

Cost: Free

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Gwinnett Latinx Debate Watch Party

8 to 11 p.m.

Location: Mariscos Mazatlan, Seafood Bar and Grill

1650 Pleasant Hill Road

Duluth, GA 30096

Cost: Free
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Official Atlanta Presidential Debate "#DumpTrump2020" Watch Party

8 to 11 p.m.

Location: BQE Restaurant & Lounge

262 Edgewood Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

Cost: Free

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Presidential Debate Watch Party

8 to 11 p.m.

Hosts: Black Youth Vote and Georgia STAND-UP

Location: 55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge

55 Park Place Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

Cost: Free

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Debate Watch Party

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Location: Hudson Grille Sandy Springs

6317 Roswell Road Northeast

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Cost: Free

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Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Nov. 19 to 22

Location: Georgia World Congress Center.

Obama will be the keynote speaker on Nov. 20.

Cost: $600 in advance or $650 onsite

Source: WABE.com

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President Trump will be in Atlanta on Friday to rally the Black vote with a new African American coalition, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

According to WSBTV, the President will launch the Black Voices for Trump Coalition with a rally at the Georgia World Congress Center on Friday, Nov. 8.

Black conservatives are eager to attend the Black Voices for Trump Coalition on Friday, but Black leaders in Atlanta don't want Trump rallying the Black vote here.

Anti-Trump activist Isaac Hayes III, the son of R&B/Soul legend Isaac Hayes, tweeted "I honestly wanna attend this thing just to see which unfreed Georgia slaves show up for massa Trump!"


 

And anti-Trump Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, a Democrat, tweeted simply: "#MorningMotivation” with a link to the AJC.com story announcing Trump's rally.

Trump is polling higher among Black votes today than he did following the presidential election in 2016. The Black Voices for Trump Coalition rally is expected to be well-attended.

Trump will likely highlight the lower Black unemployment rate and encourage the business sector to invest in struggling Black areas in Atlanta.

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